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Catedral Primada de America

Calle Arzobispo Merino, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
+1 809-682-3848
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This impressive cathedral, one of the earliest built in the Americas, is known for its dramatic architecture.
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Calle Arzobispo Merino, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Worth to see ,first church ,first painting,first sculpture etc in Americas. Cheap ,good audio and close to other attractions.

Thank Andrzej O
Reviewed yesterday

The cathedral off the Parque Colon is a must-do. It is not the most spectacular of cathedrals but it is impressive. It is rather restrained for a Catholic place of worship and is rather severely plain but the chapels are filled with detail.

Thank Terry B
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very beautiful inside, it was well worth the visit, unfortually from wear and tear it does need some repairs

Thank Michael A
Reviewed 3 days ago

This impressive cathedral is one of the most prominent structures in Santo Domingo and is considered the first in America to be established in the name of Saint Maria La Manor. Its construction began in 1514 at the initiative of Diego Columbus and ended only...More

Thank Yair1515
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Cathedral of Santa María la Menor was originally built in 1514 and is located in the historic center of Santo Domingo. It is also located on the edge of the Parque Colon in the Colonial Zone. In addition, it is located on the southern...More

Thank rockyjoe
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Is the first Cathedral on the New World!!!! This is a must. Cristopher Columbus used to be buried there!!!!Great architecture!!! They have an amazing audio tour!!!

Thank Cami_Ale_13
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our local guide paid our entrance fee and then walked us to the doorway where people handed out coverup shawls if too much flesh was exposed so as the respect the active churches policies. Fees are necessary for an church to keep up with its...More

Thank Pat H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The only free day for us to go to the Cathedral was on Sunday, but there is not visits on Sunday, so a lady told us to come back at mass time. We then comeback at the time of the mass, but the watchman at...More

Thank Martha_at_Trip
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When you visit Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic 🇩🇴 you need to go to colonial city and visit the first cathedral built by the Spaniards during the conquest of the America’s land. Great history and buildings. A must visit.

Thank Porfirio P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Inside was quite beautiful although the exterior did not offer much. The audio system worked well and there was good information in English about the history and various aspects of the church.

Thank Oldjack
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6 October 2015|
Response from ajps1020 | Reviewed this property |
I don't recall exactly but it was something like US$4 approximately.
6 April 2015|
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Response from Aberaha | Reviewed this property |
Certainly had no problem there. Still recommend the visit
26 February 2015|
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Response from patty_montandon | Reviewed this property |
Yes this the first Catholic Church in all America, founded in 1512. It's very impressive and interesting, should be in better condition but our government dont take care of our most valuable and historical resources.